Netanyahu Expresses Support for Kurdish Independence

(Los Angeles Times) Batsheva Sobelman - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed open support Sunday for Kurdish independence. In a policy address in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu said that among the challenges facing Israel was the need to build cooperation with moderate countries in the region to help fend off the threat posed by extremists such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. "It is upon us to support the international efforts to strengthen Jordan, and support the Kurds' aspiration for independence," Netanyahu said. The Kurds are a "fighting people that have proven political commitment and political moderation, and they're also worthy of their own political independence."

2014-06-30 00:00:00

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